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by Coline Serreau


When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids, he finds that things can only get worse. Having also been fired from his job on the very same day, he ends up searching through a list of friends and family for someone who will listen to his grief and give some advice. The only person who does give him attention is a rather clumsy and not too intelligent street pauper called Michou. Victor finds Michou irritating and only finally comes to see him in a positive light when he starts to realise that his insensitivity to those closest to him has been major reason for all his troubles.

original title: La crise
country: Italy, France
year: 1992
genre: fiction
directed by: Coline Serreau
film run: 95'
screenplay: Coline Serreau
cast: Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit, Zabou Breitman
cinematography by: Robert Alazraki
film editing: Catherine Renault
art director: Guy-Claude François
costumes designer: Karen Muller Serreau
producer: Alain Sarde
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